Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, visited former leaders to seek their counsel.
Telescope.ng reports that he said the visits showed that Tinubu has no political enemies and is only interested in the country’s good.
Speaking last night on Channels Television evening programme: “Politics Today”, Sule said Tinubu’s visit to former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babagida and Abubakar Abdusalami did not mean that the APC was jittery.
He said it was proper for Tinubu to consult with the former leaders on how to move the country forward.
Sule said: “Those who are saying APC is jittery have forgotten what an election is all about. They seem to have forgotten the characters of these leaders being visited.
“Our presidential candidate was a governor when Obasanjo was the president. He has close relationships with all these leaders. So, if he visits them, that’s not being jittery. He visited and is still visiting these leaders to discuss several issues in the country.
“We are all worried about the country because we need to have a country before having a president. So, they need their advice and counsel. I don’t see any jitters but a true politician who believes in this country. I think it is right to respect and hear from these leaders.”
“The moral lesson is very easy. It tells us that in politics, you don’t have permanent friends or enemies. We have seen that over and over. We have seen people who have sworn that they’ll never leave a certain political party but they left.
“We have seen people who said they’ll never work with certain people but they are in a close working relationship with those people now. That tells you that there is nothing wrong with what they are doing.
“But for a person like Bola Tinubu, he does not have sworn enemies in Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babaginda, Abubakar Abdusalami, or any of those leaders.
“The fact that you have certain people who don’t share the same ideas with you does not mean that they don’t have ideas to share with you for the benefit of the country. These are Nigerians and former leaders of the country. These people have seen it all.
“They were there when Nigeria was at war and at peace and they can share ideas about the future of the country. Asiwaju has not gone to any of these people to say his own ideology is bad and he’s throwing it away. He has visited these leaders to hear from them and I think that is the right thing for any leader who wants to succeed to do.”